"The Big Picture" - Griffith Observatory

Project
"The Big Picture" - Griffith Observatory
Location
Griffith Observatory
,
2800 E Observatory Ave
,
Los Angeles
,
CA
,
90027
,
United States
Description

The centerpiece of the Griffith Observatory's $93 million renovation, "The Big Picture" consists of 114 - 4 foot by 6 foot 8 inch porcelain enamel panels that create a 152 foot by 20 foot panorama of deep space. The 3,040 square foot image was taken at the Palomar Observatory and is the largest ever created of deep space, contaning over 1.5 million stars, galaxies and space objects.

 

Each panel was inspected by an expert astronomer for the highest level of image quality and color accuracy to ensure that the image is astronomically accurate.

 

Click here to find go to the Griffith Observatory's website to find out more about this remarkable project.